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Androstephium breviflorum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Monocots
Family  Asparagaceae
Scientific name  Androstephium breviflorum
Rank  Species
Clade  Angiosperms
Order  Asparagales
Subfamily  Brodiaeoideae
Higher classification  Androstephium
Androstephium breviflorum
Similar  Androstephium, Blue Funnel‑lily, Amsonia tomentosa, Chaenactis stevioides, Liliaceae

Androstephium breviflorum is a species of flowering plant known by the common names pink funnel lily and small flowered androstephium.

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Distribution

This monocot plant is native to the deserts of the Western United States from Wyoming and New Mexico west through the Great Basin and Sonoran Desert, to creosote bush scrub in the Mojave Desert of eastern California.

It grows at elevations of 100–1,600 metres (330–5,250 ft) in sandy to rocky soil of open desert scrub.

Description

Androstephium breviflorum is a perennial herb growing from a spherical corm.

Its inflorescence is a peduncle up to 30 centimeters tall containing up to 12 white to light lavender funnel-shaped flowers each one or two centimeters long. The bloom period is March to June.

The fruit is a 3-lobed capsule just over a centimeter long.

References

Androstephium breviflorum Wikipedia


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